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Don’t despair a declined work visa

Changes to New Zealand’s immigration policy now provides work visa holders with a 21-day grace period should their visa application be declined.

The process of securing a work visa requires a lot of blood, sweat and paperwork, from all parties involved – the visa applicant, the employer and the immigration lawyer. But when the work visa is issued sheer elation is experienced by all. The hard work has paid off!

But that feeling of elation can also turn to one of despair if a subsequent visa application is declined.

Fortunately, the New Zealand Government has made some changes to the policies surrounding declined visas. Ben De’Ath, managing director of The Regions, looks at what these changes mean to work visa holders.


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